Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Questions (376)

Maurice Quinlivan

Question:

376. Deputy Maurice Quinlivan asked the Minister for Health the number of staff employed by his Department that earn less than the living wage of €12.30 per hour. [39597/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The staff of my Department are paid on the basis of centrally negotiated Civil Service pay scales, in line with Government policy and as sanctioned by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform. 

Taking a net working hours requirement of 37 hours per week for a full-time employee, there are no staff in my Department who are currently earning less than €12.30 per hour.